• Finney, Charles : Charles Finney (1792-1875) was a prominent evangelical and revivalist during the Second Great Awakening.
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  • Forgiveness: Beliefs about forgiveness and the importance of forgiving oneself and others.
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ARDA Dictionary
  • Atonement:A term in both Judaism and Christianity referring to the forgiveness of sins. For Christians, atonement is found through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. For Jews, atonement is found on the holiday Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), where practitioners ask God to forgive them of the sin they committed in the past year (Prothero 2008: 199).
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Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • Belief in human sinfulness, belief in experiencing divine forgiveness, and psychiatric symptoms.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., Christopher G. Ellison, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Amy M. Burdette (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 1-26.

    Analyzes 2004 U.S.A. e-mail survey data. Finds a positive association between belief in human sinfulness & 6 psychiatric symptoms, & a negative one between belief in divine forgiveness & 6 symptoms, as well as some inetraction effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Sin; Mental health; Forgiveness
  • How does religion promote forgiveness? Linking beliefs, orientations, and practices.
    Escher, Daniel (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 100-119.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; orientations toward God & belief that religious imperatives should pervade life help explain the association between religion & forgiveness.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; God, image of; Forgiveness; Belief
  • Studying forgiveness among older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal (2012)
    Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging 24:4: 325-344.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Forgiveness; Mexican Americans; African Americans
  • Church-based Emotional Support and Self-forgiveness in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1:72-89.

    Analyzes longitudinal survey data from American senior citizens; satisfaction with emotional support from church members rather than amounts of it predicts self-forgiveness.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-forgiveness; Social support; Gerontology; Emotion
  • Unforgivenes, rumination, and depressive symptoms among older adults.
    Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit, Cynthia Torges, and Neal Krause (2010)
    Aging & Mental Health 14: 439-449.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Forgiveness; Gerontology
  • Why Christianity Works: An Emotions-focused Phenomenological Account.
    Smith, Christian (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:2: 165-178. Comments by David Yamane, Penny Edgell, Shane Sharp, Thomas Lynch, James V. Spickard; Reply by Smith 69:4:441-488.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Transcendence; Phenomenology; Emotion; Forgiveness; Meaning; Christian; Membership
  • Forgiveness by God, Forgiveness of Others, and Psychological Well-being in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal, and Christopher G. Ellison (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 77-93.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from older African American & white English-speaking Americans; forgiving others is associated with well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Forgiveness; Well-being
  • A Preliminary Assessment of Race Differences in the Relationship between Religius Doubt and Depressive Symptoms.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:2: 93-115.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from Americans aged 66 & over; religious elders are less depressed because they experience more subjective support & are more forgiving. African American seniors are more involved in religion than others are.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Depression; Belief; Gerontology
  • Religion and the Process of Forgiveness in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal, and Berit Ingersoll-Dayton (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 252-276.

    Based on 129 in-depth interviews; focuses on forgiving others.

    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Gerontology; United States, Michigan, Washtenaw County
  • How Religious Groups Promote Forgiving: A National Study.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 125-139.

    Analyzes 1998-99 survey data from adult Americans who were involved in small groups of a religious nature. Groups whose themes were relevant to the affective well-being of their members promoted forgiveness on the part of the members.

    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Small groups; Well-being; Affect; Consequential dimension; Prayer
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Data Archive
  • Forgiveness Survey, 1999:
    This is a survey of American adults who are involved in small groups using religious activities in their programs or having activities that may be related to forgiveness. The study was designed by Princeton University professor Robert Wuthnow and conducted by the Gallup Organization in Princeton, New Jersey. Questions focus on a range of potential consequences and correlates of engaging in forgiveness behavior, including group activities, emotional well-being, pro-social and civic behavior, overcoming addictions, and many other issues related to groups and forgiveness.
    Funded By: The Templeton Foundation
    Collected: 1999, Uploaded 10/16/2006
  • Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) and Spirituality, Religiosity Survey:
    This survey contains measures for examining the effect of spirituality on health. Topics for spirituality and religiosity measures include: spiritual and meditative practice, spiritual experiences, values, forgiveness, private religious practice, religious and spiritual coping, religious support, religious and spiritual history, organized religious practice and preference, meaning. Topics for health measures include: frequency and positivity of exceptional experiences, mindfulness, and current problems. Other data include basic demographic characteristics.
    Collected: 2009, Uploaded 11/29/2011
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Questions/Variables on Surveys
  • GODFORGV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
    Q21f. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Forgiving

    1) Not at all
    2) Not very well
    3) Somewhat well
    4) Very well
    8) Undecided

  • GODFORGV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007) - Instructional Dataset
    Q21f. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Forgiving

    1) Not at all
    2) Not very well
    3) Somewhat well
    4) Very well

  • Q20G from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave III (2010)
    How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Forgiving.

    1) Not at all
    2) Not very well
    3) Somewhat well
    4) Very well

  • GUILT3 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y225. [If teen ever feels guilty][IF Y223 <6] How much, if at all, would you say that religion has helped to relieve your feelings of guilt by providing you love, mercy, grace, or forgiveness?[READ LIST]

    1) A lot
    2) Some
    3) A little
    4) None
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • Q19C from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave I (2005)
    Q19 The last time you prayed, did you pray about the following ....Confessing sins/asking for forgiveness

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • Q23F from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave I (2005)
    Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God f. Forgiving

    1) Very well
    2) Somewhat well
    3) Not very well
    4) Not at all
    5) Undecided

  • BELGOD from Youth, Emotional Energy, and Political Violence: The Cases of Egypt and Saudi Arabia Survey, 2005
    Please forgive me for asking these questions. I know that answers to some or all these questions may be obvious. But since we compare the results of this study with many other countries, and since some people in other countries may have much weaker religious beliefs than people in your country, we ask these questions for the sake of comparison. Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in God?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    999) 999

  • FORGIVE3 from General Social Survey, 1998
    How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I know that God forgives me.

    1) Always or almost always
    2) Often
    3) Seldom
    4) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • Q19D from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
    IF CONVERT NOW UNAFFILIATED, ASK: Next, members of religious groups tend to be hypocritical and judgmental rather than sincere and forgiving. Do you agree or disagree?

    1) Agree
    2) Disagree
    9) Don't know/refused (Vol.)

  • ARDA53 from Caucasus Barometer 2012, Armenia
    How well do you feel that each of the following words describes God: forgiving?

    -3) Interviewer error
    -2) Refuse to answer
    -1) Don't know
    1) Not at all
    2) Not very well
    3) Undecided
    4) Somewhat well
    5) Very well

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